Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein1948 | G | 1 Hour 23 Minutes | Horror Comedy | UniversalDirectors:
Charles Barton (as Charles T. Barton)
Robert Lees (original screenplay)
Frederic I. Rinaldo (original screenplay)
Lon Chaney Jr.
Synopsis:The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.
This classic Universal picture revived not only the careers of Bud and Lou but also the studio's near-dormant monster roster. The film’s success resulted in a few more films with the boys meeting other Universal horrors. Watch along with us, as we give you some background on the production, introduce key cast members- and add in some Sven fun!
"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" runs tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- and, if you're unsure of the channel or time of the broadcast where you are, please consult your local listings or www.metv.com . Remember to join the many Tweeters who live-Tweet during the show ( no matter what time zone you view us in) on Twitter- using the hashtag #svengoolie. In Chicago, viewers get a second helping of the stop-motion Ray Harryhausen magic that is the "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" at 11 am on our main local channel, CW26.